Taxonomy Archives: 501(c)(4)

Building Effective Coalitions

Tim MooneyJen PowisRonnie Pawelko | July 14, 2021
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/rulesofthegame/ROTG30_-_Building_Effective_Coaltions.mp3   On this episode, we chat about working in coalitions — one of the most effective ways for advocacy organizations to share and maximize resources to make real policy change. We go over five things to consider as you… Read More
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Does Your Nonprofit Have a Donation Page? Here’s What You Need to Know

Tim Mooney | July 9, 2021
Almost every nonprofit’s website has a donation page, but have you ever noticed the content varies a lot? Some mention federal and state laws, some don’t. Some talk about tax-deductibility, others leave it a mystery. It turns out, while there is a lot of flexibility in how you word your… Read More

Making H.R. 1 Real

| March 22, 2021
The following describes two fictional 501(c)(4) advocacy organizations and the compliance implications of H.R. 1. Neither of these are real organizations, and all situations, while hypothetical, represent the types of advocacy campaigns that 501(c)(4)s engage in to support the needs of their communities and constituencies. These scenarios would also apply… Read More

Questions for Nonprofit Management and Board Members

| March 22, 2021
H.R. 1, the For the People Act, has passed in the House of Representatives and will now head to the Senate where it is expected to be introduced as S. 1. As H.R. 1/S. 1 makes its way through the legislative process, changes to the bill will almost certainly be… Read More

H.R. 1 Campaign-Related Disbursement Flowcharts

| March 22, 2021
Three flowcharts that help you understand how H.R. 1 may affect your organization through campaign-related disbursement (CRD). Does my organization’s advocacy on federal issues mean it needs to make a campaign-related disbursement disclosure or other disclosure of its donors? My organization made a campaign-related disbursement — do we… Read More

H.R. 1: Advocacy Impacts and Questions to Resolve

| March 22, 2021
H.R. 1, the For the People Act, is an enormous, complex piece of legislation, divided into three main sections that broadly address voting, campaign finance and issue advocacy, and ethics in government. With its passage in the House of Representatives, it will now head to the Senate where it is… Read More
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Nonprofits and the Georgia Runoff Elections

Tim Mooney | November 11, 2020
For most Americans, the 2020 election is over and it’s time to move on to closing out a chaotic and challenging campaign season. However, voters in Georgia face two additional elections before they can turn the page, including early December runoffs for several state and local offices, and a January… Read More

Election Series Part 2: Election Days Advocacy

Leslie BarnesTim MooneyQuyen Tu | October 21, 2020
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/rulesofthegame/ROTG-102120-election-days-advocacy.mp3 We look at how nonprofits can continue to advocate for a fair and safe election during election days. We… Read More
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Election Days Advocacy

Quyen Tu | October 19, 2020
Voting is not just happening on November 3, 2020; in many states, it is happening right now as you are reading this. Non...